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BNP gets back 4 in 6 seats

EC rules candidates of Bogura-7, Dhaka-1, Jamalpur-4, and Manikganj-2 legal

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Staff Reporter :
BNP has got back candidacy in four seats out of six on Thursday in appeals verification.  
Earlier in the morning, Election Commission declared the candidacy of Morshed Miltan from Bogura-7 and Abu Ashfaque from Dhaka-1 valid during hearing.
Later, Md Faridul Kabir Talukdar from Jamalpur-4 and Md Abidur Rahman Khan from Manikganj-2 constituencies were also declared lawful.
After getting back Bogura-7, Jamalpur-4 and
Dhaka-1, Manikganj- 2,BNP is now left with no candidate at Rangpur-5 and Shariatpur-1 constituencies.
ABOUT THE CONSTITUENCIES
Bogura-7 is Gabtali Upazila and Shajahanpur Upazila, registered voters - 232,174 male and 229,297 females.
It is one of the seats that the ruling Awami League has left vacant for its allies, allowing Muhammad Altaf Ali of Jatiya Party to contest.
Among others running in the elections from this constituency are Mantejar Rahman from NAP, Shahidul Islam from BSD, and Abdur Razzaque from JSD.
Dhaka-1 constitutes of Dohar Upazila and Nawabganj Upazila, which is comprised of 440,407 voters - 216,805 male and 223,602 females.
The constituency has one of the world's richest man Salman Rahman as the candidate from Awami League and Jatiya Party lawmaker Salma Islam running as independent candidate.
Jamalpur-4 constituting of Sharishabari Upazila has a voter base of 252,652 - among which there are 125,648 male and 127,004 female voters.
The constituency has Md Murad Hassan contesting with the ticket of Awami League, Rabiul Islam Tarafdar from Gonoforum and Mamunur Rashid from Jatiya Party.
Manikganj-2 constitues of Singair Upazila, Harirampur Upazila, and Hatipara, Bhararia, and Putail Unions of Manikganj Sadar with a voter base of 406,195.
The constituency has Momtaz Begum running from Awami League, Golam Sarwar Milon from Bikalpadhara and two independent candidates among others.

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